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Princess & Pirate Cruise - 18 April 2024

From NZD 19.00


  • 2 Hours
  • Boarding is at 10.30am. All guests to report to our ticket office to receive your boarding pass before 10.30am
  • Departs from the Riverboat Centre Wharf at 11am


  • Adult: $53.00
  • Adult - Local (Must live in Whanganui): $48.00
  • Child (5-15 years, under 5 free): $19.00
  • Infants (Ages 4 and under): Free
  • Seniors (Ages 65+): $44.00
  • Family Pass (2 Adults + 2 Children (Ages 5-15): $123.00
  • When booking Family Passes please select 1 for 1 Family Pass which is 2 Adults & 2 Children, add additional adults, children, infants & seniors from the other booking options.


  • 2 hour cruise on the Paddle Steamer Waimarie
  • Free face painting for the kids
  • On board commentary
  • Wonderful views
  • The nostalgic sound of the steam whistle, the boiler powering the paddles, and the paddles making way through the water
  • Meet the homing pigeons and perhaps send a message back with them on their flight to the Riverboat Centre
  • Check out the engine room and boiler that powers the paddle steamer.
  • View our Riverboat Museum before or after your cruise at no additional cost

Additional information

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Licenced bar on board
  • Snacks and hot and cold beverages available for purchase
  • Eftpos available
  • Wheel chairs up to 680mm wide can access the vessel but please contact us before making your booking.
A cruise for the kids to dress up in their favourite princess or pirate costume for a 2 hour cruise on Te Awa Tupua, the Whanganui River. You never know, we may have a pirate join us who may know if there is any treasure hidden up the river. 

Please note that BYO food and alcohol is not permitted on any sailings.